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Sea Lions Find Ways to Stay Cool

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How do you beat the heat? Sea lions protect themselves from the sun by rolling around in the sand, which makes for a truly all-natural form of UV protection and some very cute pictures.

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The worst way to hire a hit man is by posting an ad on Craigslist.

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Jim Morrison’s childhood home is for sale, if any Doors fans in the market for real estate have just under a million dollars to hand over.

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A Long Island school district may have lost some credibility with its students after issuing them a summer reading list riddled with spelling errors, crediting Jane Eyre to “Charlotte Bonte” and Animal Farm to “George Ornell.” The employee responsible was disciplined, but pity the child who asked after Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gypsy” in a bookstore before the error was corrected.

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Miami Beach and the historic downtown area of Annapolis, Maryland are just two of the sites that could disappear in the near future under rapidly rising sea levels.

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India’s recent discontinuation of its telegram service puts an end to the pithy messaging platform, but not before certain cablegrams made history. Can you guess who sent these 10 famous telegrams?

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In the middle of a heat wave, there’s a certain pleasure—schadenfreude, if you will—in witnessing other people suffering more than you. These miserable-looking Wall Street employees forced to wear suits to work probably wished they could occupy shorts and a t-shirt instead.

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The 10 best summer family blockbusters available on Netflix Instant will save you a trip to the movie theater. You’ll have to make the popcorn yourself, though.

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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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